This study explored depressive problems in drug addicted patients. Subjects were 114 heroin addicted patients undergoing treatment in a V.A. hospital. The methods included intensive interviews, the MMPI, the Rotter ISB Test, a psychological diary, and observations. All of the self-report techniques used indicated that many of the patients were experiencing strong depressed feelings. This depression, however, was not as clearly evident in the overt behavior of the patient.
KeywordsPublic Health Heroin Drug Addiction Intensive Interview Overt Behavior
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